Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.
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After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke.
After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.
Three years into the Clone Wars, the Jedi rescue Palpatine from Count Dooku. As Obi-Wan pursues a new threat, Anakin acts as a double agent between the Jedi Council and Palpatine and is lured into a sinister plan to rule the galaxy.
Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Stormtrooper defector Finn and spare parts scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.
Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé, while Obi-Wan investigates an assassination attempt on the Senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.
The Imperial Forces, under orders from cruel Darth Vader, hold Princess Leia hostage in their efforts to quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, captain of the Millennium Falcon, work together with the companionable droid duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess, help the Rebel Alliance and restore freedom and justice to the Galaxy. Written by
70 mm 6-Track
(70 mm prints)|Dolby
(as Dolby System) (35 mm prints) (1977 print)|DTS-Stereo
(as DTS Stereo® in selected theatres) (1997 print)|Dolby Digital
(as Dolby® Digital in selected theatres) (1997 print)|SDDS
(as Sony Dynamic Digital SoundTM in selected theatres) (1997 print)|Mono
(some 35 mm prints) (other 16 mm prints)
Peter Cushing commenting on his role: "I've often wondered what a 'Grand Moff' was. It sounds like something that flew out of a cupboard." See more »
When the walls of the trash compactor converge, the level of trash should rise. But it stays low until the walls almost touch each other. See more »
Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor. We'll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.
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The film has no opening credits. Instead, the first credits seen at the end of the film are presented in the order in which they would have otherwise been shown at the start. Although by the late 1990s it was commonplace for films to not have opening credits, in 1977 it was somewhat unusual for a major film to not have opening credits. See more »
The greatest cinematic epic of all time begins here.
Here begins the greatest cinematic epic of all time, and arguably one
of the greatest stories ever told. Originally conceived as a serialized
popcorn movie in the manner of the old action movies that Lucas grew up
with, Star Wars surpassed even George's keen and bombastic imagination
to become a central part of movie history.
There are countless tales of the making of this movie; how Lucas never
believed he would get the chance to complete the series, how it spawned
an industry and made the name of nearly everyone who touched it a
household word. But what that does not reveal, nor do the much
diminished prequels, is the sheer joy and excitement these movies
It was a once in a lifetime experience. You could feel it from opening
day, earlier if you paid attention to such things. We had never seen
anything like it, and we are not likely to again.
This episode finds young Luke Skywalker yearning to leave the agrarian
life he has with his aunt and uncle, and chase after adventure as his
friends before him have already done. And what adventure there is. The
galaxy is in the grip of a massive rebellion against a tyrannical and
oppressive empire, but on Luke's home planet, it's something you only
dare speak of in a whisper.
Along come two robots, "Droids" for short, who inadvertently involve
Luke in a stellar attempt to contact an old wizard named Ben Kenobi,
who lives in the caves near Luke's home.
The rest is history, and there isn't a person alive in the civilized
world who doesn't have at least some awareness of the epic story that
unfolds. Luke's rise from adolescent obscurity on Tatooine to a leading
role in the greatest struggle of all time is told with humor, action,
adventure, and always a sense of story that is unmatched on the screen
or on the page.
With the completion of the prequel trilogy, these films are enjoying a
renewed popularity among a generation that never saw the films on the
big screen, and the theatric revivals are almost guaranteed. Go. Get
some popcorn. And may the Force be with you.
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